Mon, 14/06/2010 - 13:53
Mississippi River water can keep oil away from some of Louisiana's fragile marshes, buying time for critical response efforts, says Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the U.S.) coastal scientist G. Paul Kemp, Ph.D.
Mon, 07/06/2010 - 13:50
Audubon can receive a $200,000 donation for our Gulf of Mexico response by getting the most votes in the Environment/Wildlife category of the American Express Members project.
Mon, 07/06/2010 - 07:20
A week after oil began pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, Audubon's (BirdLife Partner in the US) Melanie Driscoll raced to Venice, Louisiana, to lend her expertise. Melanie reflects on the challenges of rescuing birds and coordinating an army of volunteers, and the unfortunate negative impacts some efforts to fight the spill are having on birds.
Mon, 17/05/2010 - 09:02
Meet Liz, who's volunteering with Audubon in Venice, Louisiana. "I'm here volunteering at Cypress Cove Marina in Venice, La., and we're volunteering with the Audubon Society. We're waiting for any of the birds to show up from out where they're having the oil slicks, and we're waiting to help transport if there's anything we can do to help."
Mon, 17/05/2010 - 08:58
Meet Elizabeth, who’s volunteering with Audubon in Venice, Louisiana. "I'm Elizabeth Underwood. I'm a resident of New Orleans, La., where I've lived for 17 years. I am volunteering with the Audubon organization to help with oiled-bird rescue in any way that I can because I understand the deep link between the health of our coast and the health of my city and my future. I'm very passionate about protecting the environment, and I'm very honored to be able to be out here and be of service."
Fri, 14/05/2010 - 20:21
Oil from the recent spill in the Gulf of Mexico is getting closer to more Important Bird Areas - concerns grow for the wildlife and gulf coast habitat.
Wed, 12/05/2010 - 11:25
The first two oiled birds found in the Gulf oil spill have been cleaned, rehabilitated, and are now ready for release today on Florida's Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, a refuge the National Audubon Society (BirdLife Partner in the US) helped establish and manage. The birds, a Northern Gannet and a Brown Pelican, will find a safer place to be at the nation's first wildlife refuge, on the Atlantic coast near Vero Beach and currently outside the oil spill trajectory.
Mon, 10/05/2010 - 17:12
The first two oiled birds found in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have been cleaned and are now recovered and ready for release.
Fri, 07/05/2010 - 13:37
A round up of BirdLife top stories for April 2010.
Thu, 06/05/2010 - 08:15
Reports of oil reaching the Chandeleur Islands mark the initial assault of the massive Gulf Oil Spill on the first of 25 recognised Important Bird Areas (IBAs) that line the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to south Florida. Designated by Audubon (BirdLife Partner) in conjunction with BirdLife International, the sites provide essential habitats to hundreds of species. South of Gulfport, Mississippi, the Chandeleurs are breeding habitat for Sandwich and Royal Terns, plus Brown Pelicans—only recently removed from the U.S. Endangered Species list and just beginning to bounce back.
Tue, 04/05/2010 - 17:52
Audubon’s Melanie Driscoll, director of bird conservation for the Louisiana Coastal Initiative, is in Venice to help coordinate bird rescue efforts. Driscoll set aside some time yesterday evening to talk about the challenges facing bird rescue workers, the search for volunteers, the species of greatest concern, and the beauty and rich birdlife of the region.
Tue, 04/05/2010 - 17:31
Video by Audubon about Least Tern nesting sites in Mississippi which are at risk from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.